We are very excited to announce that the Facilities, Finance & Audit Committee of Valley’s Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to amend the FY24 budget, increasing the capital budget by $10M for Valley’s future Cancer Center. This signals the first major new investment made into expanding oncology services at Valley since before the beginning of the pandemic. “COVID wreaked havoc on our financial position and I’m happy to say we are finally able to start planning for the future again. Cancer is the #1 diagnosis in our hospital district and oncology cases continue to rise, so it makes sense that our first major investment since the pandemic would be our future Cancer Center,” explains Valley CEO, Jeannine Erickson Grinnell.
This $10M paired with the recent $1.8M gift by Valley Girls & Guys, a local nonprofit bringing HOPE to patients of all cancer types, allows Valley to begin Phase One of the Cancer Center which includes a 41-bay infusion center, compounding pharmacy, reception and fast track area, laboratory, and the Trapper & Samantha Wellbeing Support Center.
Phase One funding is nearly complete and Phases Two and Three will cost approximately $45M so we are reaching out to the community to help support. Click here for more information about Valley’s Cancer Center or donate today!